Dunkirk 80th Anniversary and Four Facts You May Not Know

The 2020 Dunkirk Anniversary Gold Quarter Sovereign

This year marks the 80th Anniversary of Dunkirk Evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo; the evacuation of Allied soldiers during World War II from the beaches of Dunkirk.

The operation commenced after large numbers of British, Belgian and French troops were stopped and surrounded by German troops during the six-week Battle of France. The rescue and evacuation lasted almost two weeks between 26th May and 4th June 1940.

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Coin Collecting Glossary – The In’s and Out’s

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If you’re interested in starting coin collecting, but want to do a bit of research beforehand, we think the perfect place to start is learning some of the key terms.

Coin collecting can be both rewarding and intimidating at the same time, with it often seeming like coin collectors are speaking their own unique language. With that in mind, we have put together a glossary of terms to help you along the way and to allow you the best possible chance of starting and progressing your coin collection.

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Commemorative Coins

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Commemorative coins are one of the most sought after and collected, due to their significance in history and the personal memories they can hold. Whether it is to commemorate a first, or to celebrate the anniversary of an event in history; either way adding a commemorative coin to your collection is one that you couldn’t go wrong with.

We’re going to take a look at some of the commemorative ranges and sovereigns we have available, looking back at the history behind the event and the significance it holds.

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The Changing Faces of Coin Portraiture

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In an age filled with television, social media and all of the technology we could ask for, it’s hard to imagine a time where people couldn’t ‘virtually’ see each other, including their own Monarch or leader.

However, centuries ago most people would have only seen the face of their leader on a coin, with the obverse side depicting the image of a monarch or leader for thousands of years. We’ll be taking a look back at coin portraiture throughout the ages, and how dramatically this has changed.

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The Twelve Greatest Sovereigns

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We’re taking a look back at some of the greatest sovereigns of the past 200 years. The coins are, we believe, among the 12 greatest for their historical significance and interest. We’ll look at the history, the obverse and reverse design and of course the reasons why we believe they deserve to be among the Twelve Greatest Sovereigns.

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